Thursday 9th March, 2023
National Legal Adviser,
All progressive Congress,
Blantyre Street Wuse 2,
URGENT NEED TO ROTATE THE GOVERNORSHIP POSITION IN KOGI STATE AND TO REFLECT THIS IN THE CANDIDATURE OF THE PARTY TO ENGENDER VICTORY AT THE COMING POLLS.
The above subject refer.
We are concerned APC party loyalist and Kogi State indigenes who believes that APC is a party committed to equal representation in Nigeria and have demonstrated this virtues in many ways across board.
For instance the presidential election was a testimony of the fact that it was zone to the southern part of the country and many other positions to reflect our diversities.
It is in the light of these that we have decided to urge you to help prevail in the coming days of the Gubernatorial primary coming up soon to ensure that Kogi west is allowed to produce the candidature for the position of Governor this will galvanize support for the party and encourage participation fully in the election and to this end ensure victory of the party at the Governorship polls.
Kogi west have not produced Governor in history, despite the academic excellence, political participation and support this part of Kogi state have put into the Nigeria political Development.
It is on record that Kogi west fully participated in the last presidential Election having the highest returns of votes in Kogi state in the just conclude Election more than the central and the East Senatorial District.
It is interesting to note that the East senatorial district have governed the state for the past 16 years in our democratic history, the central senatorial district have governed for two terms of 8 years which is about to be completed by Yahya Adoza Bello.
That it is important that the party hierarchy prevent Yahaya Adoza Bello from putting his brother from the same zone to continue the Governance of the state as this will weaken the turn out of the people to vote in the election for the party and may also cause the party to lose the state as virtually all the political party have resolved to feed Kogi west as candidate in the forth election and this may be dangerous for the party as we are not prepared to Gamble this forth coming election.
It is important to note that the Governor in a desperate attempt to ensure that he win the primary for his senatorial district have refused to involve the critical stakeholders to participate in the election of delegates that will vote to pick Governorship candidate in the primary election, what he did was write names of people who are not even card caring members of this party in order to ensure his interest at the primary election.
We therefore call on you to ensure a consensus candidate to emerge from the party in favour of the Kogi west senatorial district who have no record in the last 24 years of governing the Kogi state as elected executive Governor of the state.
We are resolute that you prevail over the Governor Bello to see reasons to support the best Candidate from Kogi west to guarantee Justice, fair play and equity and in the spirit of one family allow rotation in Kogi state as it’s now the turn of the Kogi west to produce Governor.
We believe that you will disregard all the names of delegate submitted which did not follow the party’s constitution.
Accept the assurance of our highest regards.
Abdullahi Kadril, Ampitan Kolade,
Jolayemi Juwon, Olubiyo Kayode,
Otiga Samuel, Otitonaye Alaba,
Dated :Thursday 9th March, 2023